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Cycs rally to stop E.E. Smith
Even with state 4-A championships from the previous two seasons and nine victories in the 1969 regular season to their credit, the … Read More
Cycs roll to undefeated season
Fike High head football coach Henry Trevathan made sure to point out late in the 1969 season that the games kept getting harder and … Read More
Cycs subdue stubborn Cougs
In the eighth game of the 1969 varsity football season, Fike High was finally tested for the for the first time by a stubborn … Read More
Bulldogs top VSU to go 2-0 in Pickle Classic

MOUNT OLIVE — Led by its senior trio of Michael Boykin, Isaiah Buck-Lowman and Jeff Gordon, the Barton College men’s basketball team outlasted Virginia State 88-78 in the final day of the …

Barton freshman Megan McCain totaled 14 assists in the Lady Bulldogs’ sweep of host Chowan Saturday in the regular-season finale.

BARTON ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs end regular season with sweep of Chowan

MURFREESBORO — Barton College wrapped up the women’s volleyball regular season with a sweep of host Chowan on Saturday, 25-21, 25-20, 25-10. The victory left the Lady Bulldogs with an …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Oc Bolt, Fike High

Oc Bolt’s stellar defensive play helped his Fike High varsity boys soccer team win a pair of state playoff games last week, making him this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys …
Football Forecast

Football Forecast

The playoffs are here,  which means the Forecast soldiers on until all area teams are done.
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, …
Greenfield School senior Dji Bailey smiles after a ceremony Monday morning in the school gym to celebrate him signing a basketball scholarship to play for Wake Forest University.

Bailey delighted to be a Demon Deacon

In three-plus seasons at Greenfield School, Dji Bailey has already left a mark on the Knights basketball program. The 6-foot-5 senior guard added to his legacy as he joined an elite fraternity last …

AREA ROUNDUP: Knights hold off Henderson Collegiate in Phenom Hoops finale

RALEIGH — After seeing its 24-game winning streak come to an end Friday night, the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team got back in the win column Saturday with a 71-70 win over …

Area Calendar, Nov. 18-19

Monday, November 18   High School Varsity Girls Basketball Wilson Christian at Greenfield, 7:30 p.m.   High School Wrestling Southern Nash, Southern Wayne at Bunn, 6 …
Beddingfield senior running back Jalil Hutcherson (3), running past defenders into the open field, rushed for four touchdowns and 249 yards on 22 carries in the Bruins 41-14 win over Bartlett Yancey on Friday night in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A playoffs.

Bruins set up date with Clinton, rout Buccaneers 41-14

YANCEYVILLE — A two-hour drive northwest to Bartlett Yancey was well worth the bus window time for the Beddingfield High football program on Friday night. Spurred by a four-touchdown, …
Hunt running back C.J. Joyner (22) gets a key block from Lee Williams against Austin Kimrey (44) in bulling into the end zone for his TD in the closing minutes of Friday night's first-round playoffs game at Eastern Alamance. Watching after handing the ball off is quarterback A.J. Kovach (10).

Joyner shines, but Warriors humbled in return to playoffs

MEBANE — Sophomore Hunt High running back C.J. Joyner has never performed more impressively since donning a varsity football uniform his freshman season. Still, his milestone performance …
Leonard Baker, in green visor, shown coaching the combined NC Schools for the Deaf eight-player football team during a Nov. 3, 2018 game against Georgia School for the Deaf, retired from his position before the start of the school year.

Stepping away from the grind

Leonard Baker wasn’t fully prepared to embrace retirement as athletic director at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. But the task of keeping a struggling program afloat, coupled …

AREA ROUNDUP: Tigers blitz Bethel Christian 75-25

ERWIN —Juniors Eric Wynn and Devyn Bullock each finished with double-doubles, and the Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys basketball team dominated its way into the championship round of …

The Life and Times Podcast, Nov. 12, 2019

It's the time of the season for changing seasons as the boys downshift seamlessly between football playoffs and the start of basketball. 

College Sports

Barton rallies to first victory

MOUNT OLIVE — Trailing by seven at halftime, the Barton College men’s basketball team used a 54-point display in the second half to erase the margin and rally for an 87-83 victory over …
Barton senior Rebekah Beal scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in a 2-1 setback to Belmont Abbey in the Conference Carolinas tournament semifinals Thursday evening at Mount Olive.

Lady Bulldogs’ season ends with 2-1 semifinals loss to Abbey

MOUNT OLIVE — Despite outshooting Belmont Abbey 19-13, the Barton women’s soccer team couldn’t make a first-half goal by senior Rebekah Beal stand in a 2-1 loss in the NCAA Division …
WAWtix
Community Sports
Bill Howard

Bill would give tax breaks on donated meat

Earlier this year there was a bill proposed to the state legislature of North Carolina. As with most bills that don’t involve which bathroom you have to use, very few have heard about it. …
The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ’06 Explosion won its last two games to finish third in the U.S. Youth Soccer’s National League Piedmont Conference with a 7-3-1 mark.

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘06 Explosion finishes Piedmont Conference play with 2 wins

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘06 Explosion finished its second season in the U.S. Youth Soccer National League Piedmont Conference’s U14 Girls Premier …
Pro Sports
Chicago Bulls guard Coby White, right, drives against Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk in the first half of Wednesday’s game in Charlotte. The Bulls lost 126-125 as White had 17 points and seven assists in his debut.

The education of Coby White

CHARLOTTE — One day at an undetermined point in the future, Coby White will have the basketball in his hands as the Chicago Bulls attempt to win a game in the closing stages. That just …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

No. 2 Blue Devils testing out early lineup combos

Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. (1) and guard Tre Jones (3) react during the first half of Tuesday’s game against Central Arkansas in Durham. Both Carey and Jones have been in the starting lineup for all three of the Blue Devils’ games in which head coach Mike Krzyzewski has experimented with different starting lineups.
DURHAM — Duke’s third starting lineup three games into the basketball season resulted in Tuesday’s 105-57 romp over Central Arkansas, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski cautioned not to …
ECU Notebook
Snead coming up big for Pirates

Tyler Snead can pretty much guarantee he will be the smallest man on the football field each time he laces up his cleats on game day. But that size hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of …

NC State Notebook
Bates fills role for Wolfpack

In the past two seasons under Kevin Keatts, N.C. State has played the type of defense that lends itself to allowing high-shooting percentages from the opposition. The Wolfpack may have finally …

UNC Notebook
Anthony lives up to hype for Tar Heels

If you thought the preseason hype for freshman superstar Cole Anthony might be too much to live up to, Anthony has only worn the blue of Carolina for two games and he’s already accomplished …